ALEXANDER K (Set Designer) received his BA degree in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received his MFA...
Summer 2019 Theatre Camp
This summer, Gulfshore Playhouse Education’s STAR Academy will feature a series of summer half-day and full-day theatre camps for students aged 6-18. 6-14 year olds can journey down the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz or take part in one of our Broadway Bootcamp programs! Students of all experience levels are invited to participate in these amazing theatre camps taught by experienced theatre professionals. Participants will learn about singing, acting, and dancing on the stage through performance.
For questions or more information, contact Hester Kamin at 239-261-7529 ext. 207 or [email protected]
Star in a Show, Jr: The Wizard of Oz
Program Dates: June 10 – June 28
Monday-Friday 9AM – 12PM
Performances: Thursday, June 27 at 7PM; Friday, June 28 at 3PM and 7PM
We’re off to see the Wizard! Performers 6-8 years old take on triple roles as Munchkins, Flying Monkeys, and Crows in this musical theatre camp that takes us to the magical land of Oz.
Broadway Bootcamp, Jr.
Broadway Bootcamp, Jr.
Program Dates: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12
Recital: Friday, July 12 at 7PM
This introduction to musical theatre is for performers 6-8 years old. Working with professional teaching artists, participants rehearse scenes and songs while learning teamwork and self-confidence. Performers will present a final showcase to family and friends on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage.
Star in a Show: The Wizard of Oz (full)
Performances: Thursday, June 27 at 7PM and Friday, June 28 at 3PM and 7PM
Follow the yellow brick road to a summer of musical theatre adventure! L. Frank Baum’s beloved story about Dorothy and her friends has captured our hearts for more than 100 years. Students will learn about acting, singing, and dancing during this full-day theatre camp. Join us over the rainbow!
Program Dates: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12 Monday-Friday 1PM – 4PM
Performance: Friday, July 12 at 7PM
This half-day theatre camp is perfect for actors ages 9-14 to explore musical theatre performance. Students will prepare a musical showcase featuring scenes, songs, and dances from Broadway’s biggest hits.
Performances: August 1st-10th, 2019
The Teen Conservatory is by-audition only. Auditions for Les Miserables have passed.
Set in 19th century France, this cherished Tony-winning classic is the ultimate story of redemption and a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Featuring iconic songs like “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and a dynamic cast of incredible characters, Les Misérables has become one of the most celebrated musicals in history. Under the direction of Broadway veteran Becky Timms (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cats), Teen Conservatory students have the exciting opportunity to take part in this epic musical.
The Teen Conservatory was created to give teens who have a passion for the performing arts a program where they can work with professional artists, see world-class theatre, and learn the craft of performance in an intensive but non-competitive environment. No experience is necessary, but students must demonstrate a deep level of seriousness and a willingness to learn, grow, and become part of a professional arts community. Teen Conservatory students have learned from Broadway artists and casting directors, been mentored by Gulfshore Playhouse staff, and performed such shows as The Secret Garden and Into the Woods.
Summer Programs Staff
Angela Keon is a student at Barron Collier High School. She is from Boston, Massachusetts, and has been acting and...
BECKY TIMMS (Director/ Choreographer, Les Misérables) has extensive professional experience on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tours and has worked with...
EMILIE BAARTMAN (Education Assistant) is very excited to be working with Gulfshore Playhouse. Graduating from Southwest Minnesota State University with...
EMILY MALMBORG (Education Assistant/ Production Manager) is delighted to join the Education team for The Wizard of Oz! For the past five years,...
EMMA SULLIVAN (Assistant Stage Manager) is an English major dual-enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University and Naples High School. She began...
A freshman at Gulf Coast High School, Emma has performed in Gulfshore Playhouse productions for many years. She is more...
GRAHAM ZELLERS (Lighting Designer) Graham received his B.A. in Theatrical Design and Technology from Ball State University and has been with...
HESTER KAMIN (Director/Choreographer, The Wizard of Oz, Director of Education) has directed, choreographed, and led education programs all over the...
JARED NEIL (Volunteer) is a rising Sophomore in the inaugural BFA Acting Program at Lynn University. He has played lead...
JENNIFER C. BRONSTED (Costume Designer) is going into her 7th season at Gulfshore Playhouse. Favorite credits at Gulfshore Playhouse include An Iliad, The...
JOHN AUSTIN CLARK (Music Director, Les Misérables) serves as founding Producing Artistic Director for Bourbon Baroque, an ensemble that performs...
JONATHAN BORGIA (Props Designer) is thrilled to be creating props for his second Summer season with Gulfshore Playhouse. He is a...
JOSEPH BRAUER (Music Director, The Wizard of Oz and Broadway Bootcamp, Associate Music Director, Les Misérables) holds a Bachelor of...
KAIQUE DESOUZA (Sound Designer) began his theater career in Charlotte, North Carolina over eight years ago volunteering around the city performing...
KELLI TYSINGER (Scenic Charge Artist) is in her fifth year at Gulfshore Playhouse. She graduated from Brevard College in Brevard NC...
Lyndi is a sophomore at Barron Collier High and has been at Gulfshore Playhouse for three years. she loves being...
MAKENZIE HINRICHS (Stage Managers, Les Misérables) is a Nebraska native who has joined the Gulfshore Playhouse company management team for...
MCKENZIE EURY (Program Manager, Teaching Artist) is from Asheville, NC and thrilled to return to GP Summer Education as Program...
OLIVIA PETERSEN (Volunteer) An incoming sophomore at Barron Collier High School, Olivia actively participates in theatre throughout the Naples area. Over the...
RACHAEL LORD (Assistant Director/ Assistant Choreographer, The Wizard of Oz, Teaching Artist, Broadway Bootcamp) currently plays Sabine Van Dam in...
RENEE BAKER (Costume Designer) has a Master of Arts in Apparel Design. She has taught both fashion design and costume design...
Registration occurs through the City of Naples.
Fax, scan, or email form to the City of Naples or call the Norris Center:
PHONE: 239-213-3058 | FAX: 239-213-3053
Need-based scholarships applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 1st, 2019. Please note that scholarships are issued through Gulfshore Playhouse and so acceptance of a scholarship does not guarantee program placement.
*Online registration includes a fee.
*Online Registration includes a convenience fee.
The Wizard of Oz – Young Performers Edition
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Adaptation and support materials for the Young Performers’ Edition developed by iTheatrics
Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald
Presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK
A Musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Based on the Novel by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Additional Material by James Fenton
Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Original Orchestrations by John Cameron
New Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, and Stephen Brooker
Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh
School Edition Specially Adapted and Licensed by Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Ltd.
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International